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Diagonal Stripes

(colors A and B)

(ch a multiple of 8 sts + 2)

Row 1 With A, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, *with B, 1 dc in next 4 ch; with A, 1 dc in next 4 ch; rep from *, end with B, 1 dc in last 4 ch. Turn. 
Row 2 With A, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc throughout), skip first st, *with B, 1 dc in next 4 sts; with A, 1 dc in next 4 sts; rep from *, end last rep with A, 1 dc in last 2 sts, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Turn. 
Row 3 With A, ch 3, skip first st, 1 dc in next st, *with B, 1 dc in next 4 sts; with A, 1 dc in next 4 sts; rep from *, end last rep with A, 1 dc in last st, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Turn. 
Row 4 With A, ch 3, skip first st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *with B, 1 dc in next 4 sts; with A, 1 dc in next 4 sts; rep from *, end last rep with A, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Turn. 
Row 5 With B, ch 3, skip first st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *with A, 1 dc in next 4 sts; with B, 1 dc in next 4 sts; rep from *, end with A, 1 dc in last 3 sts, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Turn. 
Row 6 With B, ch 3, skip first st, *with A, 1 dc in next 4 sts, with B, 1 dc in next 4 sts; rep from *, end last rep with B, 1 dc in last 2 sts, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Turn. 
Row 7 With B, ch 3, skip first st, 1 dc in next st, *with A, 1 dc in next 4 sts; with B, 1 dc in next 4 sts; rep from *, end last rep with B, 1 dc in last st, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Turn. 
Row 8 With B, ch 3, skip first st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *with A, 1 dc in 4 sts; with B, 1 dc in next 4 sts; rep from *, end last rep with B, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Turn. 
Row 9 With A, ch 3, skip first st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *with B, 1 dc in next 4 sts; with A, 1 dc in next 4 sts; rep from *, end with B, 1 dc in last 3 sts, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Turn.

Rep rows 2–9.

 

Stitch directions reproduced with permission, from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary: Volume Four, Sixth & Spring Books, 2007